Direct Support Professional – Santa Maria Residential Services

North Santa Barbara County
Santa Maria
Full Time, Part Time
Momentum WORK, Inc.

TITLE: Direct Support Professional I – Residential Services
Immediate Supervisor: House Manager
Supervision Exercised: None
Under the supervision of the House Manager, this position is responsible for the care,
supervision, and training of residents with disabilities residing in Momentum WORK, Inc.
• Provides supervision and training to adults with developmental disabilities to promote
growth in accordance with the person’s individual support plan (ISP)
• Responsible for the implementation of each resident’s program plan including data
• Reviews files for each resident on a regular basis
• Assists in the development and monitoring of individual and group programs
• Utilizes behavior modification techniques and other instructional strategies to
enhance the progress of achieving goals and objectives
• Communicates concerns related to program participant needs to supervisor in a
timely manner
• Acts as an appropriate role model
• Assists individuals in attending social activities to further social skills
• Always knows whereabouts of residents
• Responsible for daily routine(s) of residents and emergency medical procedures
• Maintains a dated, running log of observations to provide other staff with current
information concerning residents
• Participates in cleaning the home, completing laundry, and preparing food as
• Assists residents in personal hygiene and household routines
• Checks all outside doors consistently throughout the night by touring the home;
ensures the security of the home
• Handles difficult behavioral situations with residents in danger of injuring themselves
or others
• Acts as a liaison between other staff, supervisors, administrators, residents, and
community members
• Attends meetings as assigned
• Completes records and reports as needed
• Assists with medication
• Complies with all Momentum WORK Inc., CCL & OSHA policies, procedures, and
• Other related duties and responsibilities on an as needed basis
• Ability to stand, sit for long periods of time
• Ability to go up and down stairs
• Ability to walk for long periods of time
• Ability to push or pull wheelchairs when necessary
• Ability to speak, read, hear, and understand technical written materials
• The employee is frequently required to climb, stoop, twist, or bend and lift up to fifty
(50) pounds, using proper body mechanics to minimize injuries to self and people
• Full awareness of environmental stimuli
• Ability to implement Crisis Management, Safety & ProAct techniques (training
Note: ADA accommodations available.
• High school diploma or equivalent
• At least one (1) year of experience working with persons with developmental and/or
other disabilities in individual and/or group settings preferred
• State of California DSP I certification or course enrollment
• Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality regarding
persons served and other related information
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions
• Compassion and respect for persons with disabilities
• Ability to demonstrate patience and understanding because people served may have
intellectual, emotional, or behavioral challenges, in addition to physical limitations
• May need to be available during any disasters, per disaster plan
• Must have reliable phone
• Valid CA Driver’s License: must have an acceptable driving record as determined by
criteria established by the Agency’s insurance carrier and by Agency policy
• Valid certification in CPR/First Aid (Training included)
Note: At the discretion of the Personnel Officer, additional related experience and/or education may be
substituted or waived in lieu of the requirements specified above under “Education and Experience.”

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